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Re: [BKARTS] Book-cleaning problem



I use Eucalyptus oil and lint free cloth; but I would pick a really damaged
book to experiment on.

Suzanne
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew Garelick" <mgarelick@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 4:09 PM
Subject: Book-cleaning problem


> Hello,
> Help! A friend of mine is a secondhand book dealer. He has a couple =
> hundred books with a weird and annoying problem. Their previous owner =
> would immediately discard the dust jackets, and replace them with a =
> heavy plastic "protective" cover. Over time, these plastic covers seem =
> to have leached out some nasty, sticky substance onto the books. The =
> plastic is not mylar, but otherwise I am not sure how to describe it -- =
> it is sort of prison-library chic. We are pretty sure the plastic covers =
> were not originally adhesive. The books have a pretty typical range of =
> coverings on the boards -- smooth and rough cloth, paper, etc.=20
>
> He has had no luck cleaning the boards (using the sorts of things he =
> usually tries, alcohol, Gunk-Off, and so on). I am hoping one of you may =
> have seen this before, and found a solution.
>
> (Oh, and the reason he can't sell them as-is, is because he sells the =
> bulk of his stuff through Amazon, and there is not sufficient space for =
> an adequate description of this condition).
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Matthew
>
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